Bill Hosterman

Bill Hosterman investigates the relationship between the way that the natural environment is defined by the human journey, and the manner in which humans are defined by nature. Hosterman works in drawing and printmaking and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Hosterman holds a BFA and an MFA degrees with a concentration in printmaking and studied printmaking and art in South Africa on a Fulbright Scholarship. During 2012, he was awarded an artists residency at Jentel in Sheridan, WY, and in 2015 he completed an artists residency in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon, MI. Hosterman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. He enjoys hiking and being on the water and previously completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. 

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2015 National Printmaking Competition, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

2015 The Printmaking Works of Bill Hosterman, The University of Maine at Machias, Machaias, ME

2015 Two prints shown during The Print Austin event at The LPM Gallery, Austin, TX

2014 Shock Print National Printmaking Competition, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

2014 The Evolving System Portfolio, organized the portfolio and exhibited during The Mid-American Printmaking Conference in Detroit, MI

2014 One print shown by the Cleveland Print Club during the Cleveland Print Fair

2013 Los Angles Printmaking 21st Annual Juried Printmaking Exhibit, California State University, Northridge, CA

Upcoming Exhibits

2016 Copper Country Community Arts Center, Hancock, MI

2017 Ferris State University Fine Art Gallery, Big Rapids, MI

Artists Residencies

2015 The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park for three weeks in Ontonagon, MI

2012 Jentel Artists Residency for four weeks in Sheridan, WY


1996-1999, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Master of fine arts degree in printmaking

1995-1996, Fulbright Scholarship, Johannesburg, South Africa

1991-1994, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Teaching Experience

1999-present, Tenured Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI